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  1. Former Strictly judge waltzes in to honour an inspirational community dancer

    13th October 2021

    Dancing Dame Arlene Phillips has honoured an inspirational community dancer with a National Lottery Award in recognition of her incredible work with women affected by cancer in London and beyond.

  2. The National Lottery reveals the top ‘Happy Places’ in the UK

    1st June 2021

    New research from The National Lottery reveals how much the public has missed visiting their ‘happy place’ during lockdown restrictions.


    5th November 2020

    The Glasgow duo behind an independent film organisation who worked round the clock have been honoured for their work with a National Lottery Award.

  4. Abbie Canning by Chris Floyd

    Iconic art galleries and film institute join forces to celebrate unheralded champions of the arts sector

    2nd November 2020

    1 Society’s Unheralded Champions: A National Lottery Report, October 2020 includes findings from a survey completed by a nationally representative sample of 6,000 adults from across the UK between 2-9 October 2020. It was scripted, hosted, sampled and data processed by Opinium.

  5. BFI and Paul Merton unveil 'Top 10 most watched films you have never heard of' to celebrate 25 years of National Lottery funding

    4th December 2019

    Over 75 Million online views of BFI's Britain on Film in just two years

  6. Eden Project's Biomes transformed into iconic National Lottery balls as Lily Cole launches 25th Birthday #ThanksToYou offers across the UK

    21st November 2019

    Projects and venues across the UK to open for free or provide special offers for National Lottery players to say Thank You for raising more than £40 billion for good causes

  7. A host of stars launch free offers for National Lottery players at hundreds of the UK's best-loved treasured and historic places

    12th November 2019

    Big Narstie, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Anton Danyluk and Elis James celebrate 25 years of National Lottery support of heritage sites in the UK, by taking a cheeky glimpse inside some of these famous sites.

  8. Illusionist and Magician Julius Dein makes The Angel of the North disappear to mark 25 years of National Lottery funding

    28th October 2019

    The National Lottery released a video starring illusionist and magician Julius Dein to celebrate 25 years of The National Lottery funding art across the UK.

  9. Singer Tom Grennan surprises shoppers to celebrate The National Lottery's impact on Performance Art

    21st October 2019

    Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan delivered an impromptu, busking style performance in Coventry today as part of a thank-you moment to National Lottery players who have helped invest over £2.2billion into the performing arts over the past 25 years.

  10. Plymouth breakdancing king crowned National Lottery legend

    1st October 2019

    A nationally respected hip hop artist and mentor from Plymouth has been awarded Local Legend status by the National Lottery for his work in transforming the lives of young people through the power of hip hop culture, music and dance.


    23rd September 2019

    Strictly Come Dancing star and TV presenter, Vick Hope, surprised international music centre, Sage Gateshead, with the news that they have been crowned the National Lottery’s Best Arts, Culture & Film Project in the UK.

  12. Cinema Day celebrates the National Lottery funding of over 500 films with free cinema tickets

    23rd August 2019

    To kick-start celebrations for 25 years of the National Lottery, over half a million FREE tickets are available for National Lottery players at over 250 cinemas across the UK this Sunday (25 August 2019) for National Lottery Cinema Day.